After a successful campaign at the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta over the last 2 weekends, we continue to feel the absence of our regular sailors, as they prepare for the next 2 weekends of racing at the Western Circuit Regatta. Congratulations to the CSC sailors for claiming top spots in both the Singapore Regatta and RSYC Regatta – thank you for doing the Club proud!
Despite the small fleet, it was still a great day of sailing for the Sunday Series II, Race 2. Represented by a total of 8 boats across 5 classes, the fleet were treated to a North Angler Course, getting the skippers re-acquainted with the classic route for the annual Ambassadors’ Cup (Held on 5th November this year). The Southwesterly winds predicted to blow at 11 knots did not materialize, leaving boats to contend with a gentle and uneven 4-6 knot breeze.
In the Beach Catamaran Class, it was great to see new parents Doug and Erica shaking the dust off their sails to bring MadFish II out for a spin. They led the fleet from start to finish, enjoying the uninterrupted reach along the Changi Coastal Road. Bula was a distant 2nd across the line, emerging victorious in the match-race between herself and Miss Visayan to score a bullet in the Multihull Class. Thank you both for consistently representing the Multihull Fleet in Club Races.
The PY B Class was a familiar case of David vs Goliath, as Brio was dwarfed by rivals Remington – a yacht nearly twice her size! Nevertheless, this light breeze should have been to Brio‘s advantage. However, a poor start and the uneven wind conditions between Paku and North Angler made it an uphill task for the Sonar. As the race progressed, Remington consolidated her position and eventually claimed victory.
With most of the PY A boats absent due to Western Circuit or cruising commitments, Simon Connor represented the class and solo-sailed (yet again) Sapphire Star to complete the race in superb time, crossing the line 2nd only to the multihulls and Simba. It was a similar situation in the IRC Class, with only Jong Dee and Simba left at CSC to contend for first place. The latter came up on top, scoring a convincing win with line honours and on corrected time. Perhaps buoyed by the good performance and the presence of a very special guest (Ex-CSC Commodore & Ex-Simba Owner Bob Ashman) onboard, skipper Atul was all smiles upon his return to the bar. As they say, Winners are Grinners.
Thank you all who joined us for the Sunday Series II – Race 2. We cheer on our sailors participating in the Western Circuit Regatta over the next 2 weekends. Have plenty of fun & bring home the Trophies!
Last but not least, we would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy National Day – Majulah Singapura!